Ericsson wins WCDMA/HSPA contract with P&T in Luxembourg
Date: Mon, 01/12/2009 - 15:01
Ericsson has been selected by the leading operator in Luxembourg, P&TLuxembourg (P&T), to replace its existing nationwide WCDMA/HSPA access network. This will enable P&T’s mobile LUXGSM subscribers to profit from the latest high-speed mobile broadband services.
Under the six-year agreement, Ericsson will supply a WCDMA access network including HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) functionality. This will improve the performance of LUXGSM’s mobile broadband services and enable peak speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, the maximum speed commercial HSPA subscriber devices can support at this date. The contract also covers network deployment and integration, as well as support services.
Ericsson’s HSPA provides fast data-transmission speeds, boosts network capacity and lowers response times for interactive services. The contract will underpin the widespread availability of the latest high-speed mobile broadband services across Luxembourg and give LUXGSM subscribers access to a wide range of innovative services. The 3G radio network renewal will start in the first quarter of 2009.
Jean-Marie Spaus, Managing Director of P&TLuxembourg’s telecom business, says: “P&TLuxembourg was the first operator to introduce commercial UMTS services in Luxembourg back in 2003. We are now excited about bringing our excellent LUXGSM mobile network to the next technology level. After a well-followed RFQ process, we have selected Ericsson which is the world market leader in this domain and which will provide us a smooth and efficient evolution of our high-speed mobile broadband services. We are looking forward to this new partnership and are committed to delivering the best technology and services to our customers via our LUXGSM subsidiary, the leading provider of mobile services in Luxembourg.”
Jean-Marc Engels, President of Ericsson Belgium & Luxembourg, says: “We are honored to have been selected by P&TLuxembourg for the supply of a WCDMA/HSPA network. Ericsson's advanced technology will significantly increase network capacity and allow P&TLuxembourg to offer their customers high-speed mobile broadband experience anywhere, anytime.”
Ericsson is currently powering 113 of the 232 commercial HSPA networks launched worldwide, with many additional ongoing deployments.
In the photo:
In the back, from left to right: M.Paul Kieffer, adjoint au directeur de la Division des Télécommunications, P&T M.Jürgen Kulisch, Départememt Technologies et Services Mobiles, P&T M. Mr. Rudolf Demeulenaere, Vice President & Key Account Manager Strategic Account Mr. Jean-Claude Frank, Director Market Operations Luxemburg M. Christof Jung, Départememt Technologies et Services Mobiles, P&T
At the front, from left to right: M.Jean-Marie Spaus, Directeur de la Division des Télécommunications et membre du Comité de Direction, P&T M. Mr. Jean-Marc Engels, President Ericsson Belgium & Luxembourg